Governor Samuel Ortom has announced that the state government plans to merge the Akperan Orshi College of Agriculture Yandev and the Benue State University.
He made the disclosure during a courtesy call on the Executive Secretary and management of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund in Abuja today.
Governor Ortom stated that with the briefing he received from the Executive Secretary he would fast track the merger so that the institution could benefit from TETFUND’s intervention.
The Secretary, Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro earlier stated that the organization could not grant the Governor’s request for intervention at the College unless it had an affiliation with either the University of Agriculture, Makurdi or the State University.
Governor Ortom also visited the Director General of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, Dr Ladan Salihu and expressed his willingness to host the North Central Office of the corporation in Makurdi and also partner with the organization in mutually beneficial areas.
Dr. Salihu who conducted the Governor round facilities commended his amnesty program and recommended it to other state governments and promised to collaborate with the state in capacity building and facility upgrading.
Governor Ortom also visited the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, and requested assistance in the information and Communication Technology sector.
In his response, Professor listed area of possible intervention and unveiled the procedure to the Governor.